Dear Beloved Parishioners,
Praise Be Jesus Christ!
Warm Greetings and Blessings.
With ever-growing concern world-wide and at home, regarding the spread of the Novel Corona virus 2019 (COVID-19), all of us are experiencing a deep sense of fear, anxiety, and insecurity. As we journey together through these difficult times, I extend my continued support, love and prayers for each family in our parish. This pandemic has caused even in the Church to consider new ways to approach in our worship and our long standing practices and traditions. Our Pope, Archbishop, bishops, pastors, and religious shepherds have taken vows to care for our families, our faithful Catholics.
It is with that in mind, I plan to share with you through email and phone to reflect on the word of God on the weekly basis. As we enter to the fourth Sunday of the Lent (which is known as “Laetare” (Rejoice) Sunday” expressing the Church’s joy in anticipation of the Resurrection of our Lord), we are called to reflect on the miracle of Jesus‘ giving of sight to a man born blind. By receiving sight, he also receives the light of Faith in Jesus. As a result, he went on to share the good news and brought more people to Jesus.
Today, we live in a thick clouds of darkness due to the outbreak of the Corona virus. The blindness of the person in the Gospel aptly reflects our faith struggles in the face of the current situation. As Jesus removed the darkness of the blind man, Jesus would remove these moments of darkness and would lead us to experience the joy of his resurrection soon.
I will be working with some of our parishioners to provide various avenues to maintain our faith in communion with one another. It may take the form of any kind of social media. Please know that our Church is open from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm for your personal prayers.
May God bless and protect you and may our Blessed Mother intercede for all your intentions.
Fr. John Vianney,